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Kinrive East

Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Site Name Kinrive East

Classification Long Cairn (Neolithic)

Canmore ID 13727

Site Number NH67NE 5

NGR NH 69997 75411

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmuir Easter
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH67NE 5 6999 7540.

Long cairn, orientated NE - SW, 45ft long and 25ft wide.

Somewhat denuded, it now has a height of only 3ft. No visible signs of chamber.

Human bones have often been found (ISSFC 1902).

ISSFC 1902; V G Childe 1944; A S Henshall 1963, Visited 14 July 1966.

NH 6999 7540 Generally as described above this cairn of bare stone measures 18.0m X 11.0m and is 1.2m high.

Visited by OS (R D L) 12 May 1963.


Field Visit (12 September 1943)

This site was included within the RCAHMS Emergency Survey (1942-3), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, vary from short notes to lengthy and full descriptions and are available to view online with contemporary sketches and photographs. The original typescripts, manuscripts, notebooks and photographs can also be consulted in the RCAHMS Search Room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 10 December 2014.

Measured Survey (1979)

The unenclosed settlement, field system and long cairns at Kinrive were surveyed at a scale of 1:1000.

Visited by RCAHMS (AL, SS) 1979


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